After missing out last year due to COVID, the Repco Supercars are set to return to the Symmons Plains Circuit this weekend, and David Reynolds is eager to tackle the Tasmanian track for the first time in the Penrite Racing Mustang.
The 35-year-old had a successful round the last time he visited the track in 2019, placing sixth in Saturday’s race and a podium finish of third on the Sunday.
“The last time I was here, I had a pretty good run and we managed to stay inside the top six consistently for the weekend and also came away with a trophy on the Sunday,” said Reynolds.
“We’ve had pretty good pace so far this year and are coming off a podium at Sandown a few weeks ago, so hopefully we can continue our momentum and come away with some good results.”
The Tasmanian track is often underestimated and is quite a difficult circuit to drive. Although one of the shortest tracks the Supercars visit on the calendar at 2.4km in length and an average lap time of 52seconds, it requires a lot of concentration due to the variation in speed and of course the Turn 4 hairpin.
“Symmons Plains is a strange little track. It’s only 3 corners technically, but it’s a very difficult track to qualify at. Everyone’s very, very close together in times. You need to make your car the best you possibly can,” said the Penrite Racing driver.
“The set-up is quite weird here, compared to everywhere else you go to, because there’s only really left-hand corners; there’s no right-hand corners. So, you literally set the car up just to turn left, so it’s almost like a NASCAR in a way.
“The boys have been very busy since the last round. They’ve got about 15-20 new parts to try, so I’m really look forward to it. I’m hoping we can have a really good weekend.”
The Repco Supercars hit the track for practice 1 of the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint on Saturday 17th April at 9:20am AEST.
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